I combed through the web sites of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, looking for common elements. Nothing. Their logos were all different too. I was at a loss.
Then I had the idea to call my local recruiting center to see if the soldiers there might have any ideas. I spoke to Sgt. Bush, who was extremely helpful. We ruled out lots of symbols that had been previously suggested to me – he concurred with me that a purple heart should be an honor reserved for the soldier to wear, not for jewelry; ditto a yellow ribbon, because it indicates support of the troops, but does not represent the troops themselves.
Then Sgt. Bush said “How about a five pointed star? Each point representing one of the Armed Services.” I liked this idea! It made sense to me. He then mentioned that stars figure prominently in the ranking system of all the services. A star is also part of the logo for the charity that will be benefiting from this jewelry. It all fell into place.
A five pointed star is perfect.
Thank you Sgt. Bush for helping me out with a great idea!
So, can you piece it together yet? Do you know which charity will benefit from this very special piece of jewelry?
Leave a comment with your guess!